Cockpit Country Adventure Tours: Montego Bay Attractions, Jamaica
Rich in history and culture, the Cockpit Country region is riddled with towering cliffs, limestone caves, underground rivers and flowing waterfalls. The dense wet limestone forest, crisscrossed with hiking trails, is home to exotic plants, birds and reptiles, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. The Lonely Planet Guide describes early morning in the Cockpits as magical - Mists float through eerily silent valley bottoms where you hear only dripping water and bird life.
Cockpit Country Adventure Tours (CCAT) can make all the necessary arrangements for your exciting adventure to this unique area. Experienced, professionally trained local guides will assure your safety as you explore the forests and underground world of Cockpit Country. Arrive the evening before your tour and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of a local Bed & Breakfast, or choose to camp and then embark at sunrise for your tour adventure.
CCAT is managed by the Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency, a nongovernmental organization engaged in environmental awareness and development projects aimed at promoting environmentally sound, sustainable economic alternatives. Each tour package is customized to ensure that your interests and needs are met effectively.
The foreboding landscape of the Cockpit Country is one of the most desolate and eerie territories in all the West Indies. For those who'd like to combine some adventure into that holiday by the beach, a tour through this rugged terrain is recommended if you're in good shape, that is.
The forestclad limestone hills of the Cockpit Country are shaped like witches' hats. This is wild "karst" terrain, of the type also found in Puerto Rico. The land is filled with weathered limestone covering 1,295 sq. km (500 sq. miles). Much of the Cockpit Country remains uninhabited and, even today, still hasn't been explored in depth.
Conical hillocks were dissolved by an elaborate drainage system of caves and sinkholes. No other region of the Caribbean has such intriguingly named settlements: WaitaBit, Rest and Be Thankful, and Me No Sen You No Come.
Jamaica at present classifies the Cockpit Country as a National Reserve, although there is a movement afoot to have it declared a national park. Because the Maroons function almost independently of the Jamaican government, they are fiercely opposed to national park status, fearing it would intrude upon their independence.
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